Dance/USA Invites Applications for the 2024 Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program

November 17, 2023

Contact: Johanna Tschebull

Washington, DC – Dance/USA, the national service organization for the dance ecosystem, invites applications for the Dance/USA 2024 Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program from master’s degree students in library and information sciences and related fields as well as emerging archivists with relevant experience. The theme of this round of Fellowships, generously supported by funding from The Mellon Foundation, is Culture Bearers and Connectors.

The goal of the Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program is to develop an engaged, passionate, and well-trained next generation of archivists in the dance ecosystem and to advance models for community-based archiving assistance to regional dance communities. Dance/USA invites applicants who are committed to advancing a more equitable and inclusive archives field that reflects and supports the true diversity of voices, practices, and identities within dance communities. Applicants should be interested in learning and applying archiving methods that are culturally sensitive and rooted in community practice.

Dance/USA will award four Fellowships for the Summer of 2024. The Fellows will work with the following dance organizations and artists: Cashion Cultural Legacy, Dianne Walker, LEIMAY, and The National Institute of Flamenco. The Fellowships will be in-person, virtual, or hybrid. Review the project descriptions on the Dance/USA website for details. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000. Applications are due by December 20, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.

“It’s exciting to support a 2024 cohort of emerging archivists through Dance/USA’s Archiving and Preservation Fellowship! Safeguarding the robust legacies of Cashion Cultural Legacy, Dianne Walker, LEIMAY, and The National Institute of Flamenco is an honor for Dance/USA, and I look forward to witnessing how the next generation of archivists will hone their skills throughout the Fellowship period, using this experience as a catalytic opportunity to make a greater impact on the dance ecosystem in the years to come. It’s vital to bolster the field’s ability to preserve legacy and we are grateful to the Mellon Foundation for supporting the dance ecosystem in this way,” said Dance/USA Executive Director Kellee Edusei.

If you have any questions, please contact Hallie Chametzky, Dance/USA Archiving Specialist.

Find the program overview, eligibility criteria, project descriptions, and application process on the Dance/USA website.

About Dance/USA
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive.

Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. Learn more about Dance/USA at

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